A little plant I bought?

by Maggie

identify me !

identify me !

tiny round leaves, fernlike long stems, pale green, pinkish brown stems, rubbery leaves

Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Maggie, that's a cute little plant - I don't know what it is exactly, although it resembles some of the Pepperomia family. It's hard to tell the exact size as there's nothing to scale it with in the picture. I'll keep thinking on it, and hopefully either my memory will suddenly work, or someone else will recognize it.

Luckily, for care, these types of plants are generally easy to grow and amenable to a wide variety of conditions. It looks pretty happy so I would say that if you keep it in fairly bright light, water it when it looks as though it needs it, and prune to shape it will be happy. I'd be willing to bet that you could get cuttings to root easily, so I would recommend trying that. Sometimes a plant grown from a cutting in your conditions will be healthier than one from a greenhouse, as they're adapted right from the start.

Happy Succulent Gardening!

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Jan 26, 2012
by: Jacki

Now that I look at this again, I think that it's Portulacaria, the elephants food. These are fleshy and filled with water (just what elephants like!) and can rapidly reach a good size. Luckily, in our conditions, they don't tend to get as big as in their native habitat, and they can be pruned.

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